The benefits of equine-assisted activities: an exploratory study
Holmes, C.M.P., Goodwin, Deborah, Redhead, Edward S. and Goymour, K.L. (2011) The benefits of equine-assisted activities: an exploratory study. Child Adolescence and Social Work Journal (doi:10.1007/s10560-011-0251-z).
Abstract This study explores the benefits of equine-assisted-activities (EAA) to adolescents with emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties, expanding on
previous anecdotal evidence by employing quantitative measures and a control activity. Ten adolescent males and one adolescent female attended a racehorse rehabilitation centre, interacting with both live and model horses. Interaction frequency,self-report anxiety and self-esteem were measured. A significant reduction in trait anxiety was found over the course of the programme, however, no changes in self-esteem were reported. Such programmes could reduce anxiety in at risk populations. Further research could deconstruct the study and elucidate the relationships between EAA and psychological well-being.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology > Cognition
|Date Deposited:||14 Dec 2011 15:42|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2011 15:42|
|Contributors:||Holmes, C.M.P. (Author)
Goodwin, Deborah (Author)
Redhead, Edward S. (Author)
Goymour, K.L. (Author)
|Date:||22 November 2011|
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